Chile Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

From the ice fields of Southern Patagonia to the Atacama Desert, Chile has one of the most diverse landscapes in South America. Explore all that this South American country has to offer with one of our tailor-made Chile holidays.

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TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHILE

BEST EXPERIENCES

Soak up the Santiago culture

Soak up the Santiago culture

From Dominican monastery crafts to Bohemian cafes, take a half-day, private-guided immersion trip for the perfect introduction to the history, art and culture of Chile’s capital city. Notable places include Bellavista, the Cathedral and Plaza de Armas.

Explore the Death & Moon Valleys

Explore the Death & Moon Valleys

Enjoy an afternoon or evening exploration of the Death and Moon valleys ideally at sunset. Walks and drive through Death Valley’s bizarre rock agglomerations and Moon Valley’s silent moonscape with strange salt and clay formations.

Delve deep into Torres del Paine

Delve deep into Torres del Paine

Explore the glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife of this majestic national park.

Star Gaze in Atacama’s desert sky

Star Gaze in Atacama’s desert sky

Atacama Desert is internationally renowned for its astrological clarity thanks to its clear skies and low humidity. Using tripod telescopes observe the night sky and discover a variety of constellations and planets.

Visit a virtual Chilean vineyard

Visit a virtual Chilean vineyard

Perfect for those who don’t have time to visit the Chilean wine country. Enjoy tastings; an aroma room; a virtual tour of the Casablanca, Colchagua and Maipo wine valleys; and learn how to choose a quality vintage all under one roof in the capital.

Visit the magical Chiloé Island

Visit the magical Chiloé Island

Explore the unique Chiloé Archipelago from the community of Ancud, its fortress and the island’s west coast beach of Puñihuil. A zodiac can be taken to one of three small islands where Humboldt and Magellan penguins breed for an up-close look at the penguins.

Hike up Osorno Volcano

Hike up Osorno Volcano

Chile’s Patagonian Lake District at it most dramatic. The easy trek up the area’s most famous landmark provides views over Llanquihue Lake and can also be combined with an exploration of the Petrohue River and waterfalls and Todos Los Santos Lake.

Hike in a Patagonian rainforest

Hike in a Patagonian rainforest

Alerce Andino National Park can be found down the Austral Highway beyond small fishing villages and up the Chamiza River. Take a guided hike to explore Patagonian rainforest inland towards the Sargazos Lagoon in the Andes range covered in 3,000-year-old trees.

Walk around artistic Valparaiso

Walk around artistic Valparaiso

Enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaiso and its famously colourful hills with visits to Sotomayor Plaza, Echaurren Plaza and Prat Pier. The tour also includes a ride in the historical cable cars and the public trolleybus

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas was founded by German colonists who settled on the shores of Llanquihue Lake in the mid-19th century. It became the centre of lake navigation and the port of departure ...

Santiago

The conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago de Chile in 1541. Leaving Cuzco, he travelled down the continent and fell in love once he gazed upon the valley at the point where the Mapocho and ...

Torres Del Paine

Designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978, the park embraces an area of extreme beauty that renders most visitors speechless. Thick Magellanic forests, barren pampa,...

Valparaiso

One of the country’s most important ports and home to Chile’s National Congress, Valparaiso is also one of the country’s most important centres for Chilean culture. A UNESCO ...

The Atacama Desert

This seemingly inhospitable area was first inhabited by the Atacameño people, who discovered the small oases scattered around and developed the area for farming, despite the landscape ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Ultra | Boutique Hotel

Awasi Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama

A marvellous boutique lodging on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama, fashioned from adobe, wood and stone to create a refined, rustic hotel with just eight rooms. Each room comes with a private…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Casa Higueras Hotel, Valparaiso

The elegant boutique Casa Higueras hotel is close to the Paseo Yugoslavo and the Ascensor Peral, in the middle of Cerro Alegre that not only features attractive immigrant houses from the turn of the…
Luxury | Lodge

Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico, Torres Del Paine

An incredibly luxurious base for exploring the national park, Explora Patagonia is an upmarket, all-inclusive lodge located inside the Torres del Paine National Park. The Explora group handpick…
Premium | Hotel

Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas

This huge chalet was strategically constructed on the perfect spot to afford sweeping views over Lake Llanquihue and the volcanoes of Osorno and Calbuco. Views can be enjoyed from the rooms, the…
Premium | Hotel

Hotel Las Torres Patagonia, Torres Del Paine

Actually located inside Torres del Paine National Park, Hotel Las Torres Patagonia offers a truly privileged experience. Accommodation is either offered with breakfast or on an all-inclusive basis. The…
Premium | Boutique Hotel

Le Reve Boutique Hotel, Santiago

Set in the tree-lined residential area of Providencia in Santiago, this 14-room boutique hotel is equally homey and stylish. Designed as a century-old, French-style manor, it has a charming courtyard…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

The Singular Santiago, Santiago

If you want to enjoy the arts and culture of Santiago’s Lastarria Barrio from an elegant base, the five-star Singular hotel is your place. Located in the artistic hub of the city, the…
Luxury | Lodge

Tierra Atacama Lodge & Spa, San Pedro de Atacama

Consistently making the cut as one of the best “resorts” in South America, this is an elegant and high service lodge with comfort at every corner and style to spare. Rooms feature generous floor to…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Hotel AWA, Puerto Varas

True luxury on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, this 16-room boutique hotel with volcano and lake views is super stylish and perfectly located for favourable access to the national park and natural…

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WHEN TO GO

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Richard is our Latin America expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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Chile is about passion. Passion for wine, horses, wilderness and love. As immortal Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote, “If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Chile though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Chile the official unit of currency is the Chilean Peso. To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Although South Americans are very relaxed in comparison to people in other parts of the world, some places are very traditional and conservative, and your dress/behaviour should respect this. Public displays of affection are considered inappropriate. We also recommend taking the time to learn a little Spanish – manners are held in high regard and a few pleasantries in the local language are always appreciated.  You will find that the more effort you make to talk to people in their own language, the more rewarding your holiday experience will be.   

Language & Religion 

Spanish is the official language spoken in Chile and it is spoken nationwide. Very few people speak English and not all hotel and restaurant staff will do so either, so it is useful to have a basic grasp of Spanish before you travel. Chilean Spanish sounds slightly different to traditional Spanish as Chileans speak fast and their pronunciation is slightly altered.  

Time 

Chile is 4 hours behind GMT.A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

While Chile is unlikely ever to be known for its nationally sophisticated cuisine, there have been notable signs of improvement in recent years, particularly in Santiago and other areas visited by international tourists. The capital has a wide range of options for eating out, with excellent vegetarian restaurants to hearty, good-value grills. However, you can also find sushi, Indian, Middle Eastern, seafood and Peruvian restaurants.